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I-65 to be Widened in Northwest Indiana

By Nick Gale, WLS News

(NORTHWEST INDIANA) A major upgrade to I-65 in Northwest Indiana should help traffic flow.

As part of a plan to upgrade state highways by 2020, Indiana plans to widen Interstate 65 in Lake County to three lanes in each direction from Merrillville south to at least State Road 2 near Lowell.

The project is budgeted at $70 million and later this month the Indiana Department of Transportation will seek State Budget Committee approval to use the funds and publish an initial request for contractor and designer qualifications.

Construction could start in the spring of 2017.

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